The mission of NutraSolutions editorial is to provide solutions for the development and marketing of nutritional products such as functional foods, dietary supplements and other nutraceuticals. Subjects covered include business-challenging issues involving ingredient use, consumer trends, news, regulations, and science-based research.
The market for dietary supplements has seen strong growth, reflecting increasing consumer concerns about the adverse effects of busy lifestyles and stress on health, as well as rising demand from an aging population.
This section presents health news, new ingredients, research and new products as classified by functional ingredient type. These ingredients include antioxidants; bioactives; botanicals; dietary fiber & prebiotics; fruits, nuts & vegetables; grains & seeds; minerals, nutritional lipids, fats & oils; probiotics; proteins, collagen, amino acids & peptides; and vitamins & vitamin-like products.
This section presents health news, new ingredients, research and new products as classified by functional health benefit. Benefit categories include bone, joint & cosmetic health, cancer risk reduction, cardiovascular health, cognitive & mental health, diabetic health, digestive health, energy & sports performance, immunity enhancement, weight management. There is a “general health” category as well as category for products formulated especially for men, women or children.
The leading sub-categories in 2015 with a diabetic positioning were sugar & sweeteners, accounting for 15% of product launches
December 19, 2016
There has been increasing focus on new product development in the sugar free, no added sugar and low sugar space, in order to garner interest from the wider demographic of health conscious consumers—not just diabetics or the obese.
Bone and joint health product launch activity represented under 1% of all global food and beverage launches in 2014 and again in 2015
December 14, 2016
Bone and joint health still remains very niche, with product launch activity tracked by Innova Market Insights with either a bone health or joint health claim representing under 1% of all global food and beverage launches in 2014 and again in 2015.